Catching Up on the Astrodienst-AstroDataBank Merger

I’m late on this. Out the Comet’s Ass tipped me off to it, though I had been noticing a new birthdays feature on Astrodienst. Anyway, in case you haven’t heard, all of the AstroDataBank charts that have been lovingly compiled over the years by the late Lois Rodden and her followers are now available FREE (I use caps sparingly) at Astrodienst.

Here’s a story from Astrodienst’s Web site explaining how it’s going to work. I wish I could come up with a great metaphor to describe what this means for the astrological community, but being a Sag-y type, I’ll go with the old saw, “It’s the greatest thing since night baseball.”

I don’t know what this means for the folks who were working at AstroDataBank. Does anybody know?

Thanks Heavens for Comet!

While I was taking a hike with a fellow blogger in Tahquitz Canyon yesterday, the world was going to hell in a hand basket. Israel started raining bombs on the Gaza Strip, and the island of Oahu, where President-elect Barack Obama is vacationing with his family, lost power. (Generators kicked in at the Obama compound.)

The Mars/Pluto conjunction also produced a killer dressed as Santa Claus in Covina, Calif., before Mars moved into Capricorn, but when it was quite close to the world axis (zero degrees of any Cardinal sign such as Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn).

Luckily for us, while I was out doing my goat thing (climbing up a mountain) not long after the New Moon at 8 degrees of Capricorn, Out the Comet’s Ass was covering the news. You can read Comet’s post about the surge in violence here.

Also, here’s the take of Peter Beaumont, foreign affairs editor of The Guardian of London, on the situation in Gaza.

Oops, there’s more. Another bloodbath, this one on Friday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has come to light. According to AFP, the Ugandan military has accused rebels of hacking to death 45 churchgoers. ‘Tis the season for violence, it seems.

No wonder Comet’s been hiding out at the movie theater. I decided to spend the last hours of Mars in Sagittarius on my natal Mars on Friday night watching Tom Cruise in Valkyrie. I figured if I was watching a film about an attack, I might be able to avoid one myself.

Opening Bell Charts at Out the Comet’s Ass

There, I did it. I said Comet’s full name on my blog. Now that the you-know-what has hit the fan on Wall Street, I’m breaking my vow of no profanity on Astrology Mundo.

If you’re a follower of financial markets, spread the word: Out the Comet’s Ass has been doing a nifty job of looking at charts for the opening bell, which is rung each weekday at 9:30 a.m. on the New York Stock Exchange.

It looks like there’s some computer trouble in Comet’s universe, so I don’t want to raise expectations. But there’s a forecast for tomorrow, Sept. 23, up right now. You might want to check it out.